Saying goodbye

Capt. Dan O'Reilly of Montville spends time with his daughter, Joanna O'Reilly, 1, not shown are his wife, Rachel, daughter, Tara, 6 months, and son, Colin, 3 , while he and his fellow soldiers of the Connecticut National Guard 143rd Combat Sustainment Battalion, headquartered in Waterbury, gather at the Windsor Locks Readiness Center before shipping out to a mobilization station in Texas on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.   After their active duty installation in Texas for further training and validation preparation for deployment overseas the seventy soldiers will travel to Eastern Europe where they will provide logistical support throughout their assigned area of responsibility.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Capt. Dan O'Reilly of Montville spends time with his daughter, Joanna O'Reilly, 1, not shown are his wife, Rachel, daughter, Tara, 6 months, and son, Colin, 3 , while he and his fellow soldiers of the Connecticut National Guard 143rd Combat Sustainment Battalion, headquartered in Waterbury, gather at the Windsor Locks Readiness Center before shipping out to a mobilization station in Texas on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. After their active duty installation in Texas for further training and validation preparation for deployment overseas the seventy soldiers will travel to Eastern Europe where they will provide logistical support throughout their assigned area of responsibility. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Capt. Dan O'Reilly of Montville spends time with his daughter, Joanna O'Reilly, 1, not shown are his wife, Rachel, daughter, Tara, 6 months, and son, Colin, 3 , while he and his fellow soldiers of the Connecticut National Guard 143rd Combat Sustainment Battalion, headquartered in Waterbury, gather at the Windsor Locks Readiness Center before shipping out to a mobilization station in Texas on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.  

After their active duty installation in Texas for further training, the seventy soldiers will travel to Eastern Europe where they will provide logistical support throughout their assigned area of responsibility. 

From left, Spc. Umberto Ocasio of Torrington with his girlfriend, Dianalysse Floran of Farmington, and Sgt Ferdinando Campos of West Haven with his wife, Olivia Villani, say their goodbyes as they and their fellow soldiers of the Connecticut National Guard 143rd Combat Sustainment Battalion, headquartered in Waterbury, prepare to depart the Windsor Locks Readiness Center to fly to a mobilization station in Texas on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.  After their active duty installation in Texas for further training and validation preparation for deployment overseas the seventy soldiers will travel to Eastern Europe where they will provide logistical support throughout their assigned area of responsibility.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)
From left, Spc. Umberto Ocasio of Torrington with his girlfriend, Dianalysse Floran of Farmington, and Sgt Ferdinando Campos of West Haven with his wife, Olivia Villani, say their goodbyes as they and their fellow soldiers of the Connecticut National Guard 143rd Combat Sustainment Battalion, headquartered in Waterbury, prepare to depart the Windsor Locks Readiness Center to fly to a mobilization station in Texas on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. After their active duty installation in Texas for further training and validation preparation for deployment overseas the seventy soldiers will travel to Eastern Europe where they will provide logistical support throughout their assigned area of responsibility. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Staff Sgt. Marquetta Hodges, center right, of Stratford sits with her husband, Sean Hodges, and other family members in their circle while she and her fellow soldiers of the Connecticut National Guard 143rd Combat Sustainment Battalion, headquartered in Waterbury, gather at the Windsor Locks Readiness Center before shipping out to a mobilization station in Texas, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.   After their active duty installation in Texas for further training and validation preparation for deployment overseas the seventy soldiers will travel to Eastern Europe where they will provide logistical support throughout their assigned area of responsibility.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Staff Sgt. Marquetta Hodges, center right, of Stratford sits with her husband, Sean Hodges, and other family members in their circle while she and her fellow soldiers of the Connecticut National Guard 143rd Combat Sustainment Battalion, headquartered in Waterbury, gather at the Windsor Locks Readiness Center before shipping out to a mobilization station in Texas, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. After their active duty installation in Texas for further training and validation preparation for deployment overseas the seventy soldiers will travel to Eastern Europe where they will provide logistical support throughout their assigned area of responsibility. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Maj. Gen. Thad Martin, left, and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, right,  and other officials not shown, shake hands with the seventy soldiers of the Connecticut National Guard 143rd Combat Sustainment Battalion, headquartered  in Waterbury, as they board a plane at the Windsor Locks Readiness Center to fly to a mobilization station in Texas, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.   After their active duty installation in Texas for further training and validation preparation for deployment overseas they will travel to Eastern Europe where they will provide logistical support throughout their assigned area of responsibility.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Maj. Gen. Thad Martin, left, and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, right, and other officials not shown, shake hands with the seventy soldiers of the Connecticut National Guard 143rd Combat Sustainment Battalion, headquartered in Waterbury, as they board a plane at the Windsor Locks Readiness Center to fly to a mobilization station in Texas, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. After their active duty installation in Texas for further training and validation preparation for deployment overseas they will travel to Eastern Europe where they will provide logistical support throughout their assigned area of responsibility. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

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